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Health Resources

Use these listings to find local resources that can provide information on nutrition, diet and related concerns

 

Nutrition Local Data Information
Local Agencies & Services Services
Diabetes Association, Inc. (People, Inc.)
170 Pleasant Street, FR
508-672-5671

The Diabetes Association, Inc. (DAI)ís adult programs are designed to help control Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in adults as well as prevent Type 2 diabetes and the complications that can come with improper management of this disease. The program is free to anyone who has diabetes or is close to someone with diabetes. Check the web page for a current calendar of classes and activities.

Fall River Farmers' Markets Local markets and farm stands offer a wide variety of fresh produce that can help local residents maintain a healthy and nutritious diet. Nearly all of the produce is locally grown and prices are competitive with local supermarkets. More . . .
 
HealthFirst Family Care Center
102 County Street, FR
508-679-8111

Nutrition education and counseling is provided by a registered dietitian to all HealthFirst Family Care Center’s medical patients who have been referred by their primary care provider. HealthFirst’s patients who are diabetic or have other chronic diseases also receive nutrition education and guidance from an R.N. medical case manager in the area of nutrition as it pertains to the management of their disease. More . . .
 

Elementary School Nutrition Education The UMass Extension Nutrition Education program teaches children in Fall River schools about how they can improve their nutrition at home. Content includes the major food groups in the new Healthy Plate as well as a session on food safety and nutrition facts label reading. For more information about the program, contact Pat Bebo at 508-675-7315.
 
St. Anne's Hospital Nutrition Services
795 Middle Street, FR
508-674-5600, Ext. 2160

A registered dietitian can help individualize an eating plan that will help you reach your goals. The team of registered dietitians at St. Anne's Hospital's Nutrition Services offers outpatient counseling for adults and children for a range of conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, weight loss, food allergies and much more.
 

St. Anne's Hospital Diabetes Care
795 Middle Street, FR
508-674-5600

Our Caritas Diabetes Care Program's outpatient services provide comprehensive education and support for participants and their families. From diet and exercise information to medication and glucose monitoring, Saint Anne's specially-trained health professionals partner with participants to help them learn to self-manage their diabetes and decrease the risk of future complications. More . . .
 

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program

WIC provides nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify.  WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, new moms, and kids under age 5 healthy. WIC recently launched a childhood obesity prevention program in Fall River by working directly with area pediatricians to educate parents on proper nutrition and weight.


Nutrition Information on the web
 
Additional local resources
Nutrition Videos

A page full of different locally-produced videos having to do with nutrition and healthy eating.

Smart Eating Resources

A listing of local nutrition resources, including a link to the Healthy Dining restaurant participants.

   

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